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Santiago de Compostela

Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle pilgrim route



Santiago de Compostela, in NW Spain, has been a christian pilgrim destination since at least 1100 AD. The bones of St James are claimed to have been discovered at Compostela in the 9thC.


Pilgrim routes arrive at the shrine from many directions. One of the routes crosses Languedoc on its way from Italy to the Pyrenees. It is joined by another originating in the alps. It is estimated that as many as 100,000 pilgrims per year still follow the ancient routes.

The Languedoc route passes through the towns of Arles - St Gilles du Gard - Gallargues le Menteux - Castries - Montpellier - St Guilhem les Desert - Lodeve - Lunas - St Gervais sur Mare - Murat sur Vebre - La Salvetat sur Agout - Angles - Castres - Revel - Montferrand sur Naurouze - Baziege - Toulouse.


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